We often feature drones and the incredible aerial photography that they capture, but what about drone videos? AirVūz, a free platform for uploading and sharing drone video footage, recently announced the winners of the 2017 AirVūz Drone Video Awards.
Users were asked to submit their best videos across 13 different categories ranging from People and Cities to Sports and Dronies (selfies with a drone). Five finalists were selected by AirVūz based on the quality, originality, and creativity of their submissions and then the platform's content creators were asked to vote for who they thought earned top prize.
Russian drone pilot Timelab.pro took home the Drone Video of the Year grand prize for his incredible aerial footage of Moscow, showing the city in all its glory. Drone videographer Paul Nurkkala won FPV (First-Person View) Video of the Year for footage that shows off his masterful flying techniques. His drone follows alongside trains, sweeps across bridges, and takes in the gorgeous landscape of Nevada for the win.
But the winners aren't always all about sweeping, dramatic landscapes. Chris Castor won the Originality category for his sweet short film created with his son Kai, which sees the boy taking flight in his cardboard airplane. Watch more of the winning videos below and see just how versatile drones can be in the hands of the right creatives.
Above video: Moscow Aerial 5K by Timelab.pro. Drone Video of the Year.
Watch more of the winning entries for the 2017 AirVūz Drone Video Awards.
There's No One Else by Wellington Rodrigues. Winner, Dronies.
Cardboard Cadet by Chris Castor. Winner, Originality.
NURK's Flight of the Year by Paul Nurkkala. FPV (First-Person View) Video of the Year.
“Awaken” Iceland by Mike Bishop. Winner, Countries.
This is Yunnan by Face du Monde. Winner, People.
Perspective by Jay Worsley. Winner, Landscape.
Majestic Beast Nanuk by Florian Ledoux. Winner, Animals.
Dream… by Pilot Viking. Winner, Sports.